Published 2007-03-07 |
Author:
Kjell Magne Fauske

An overview of predefined node shapes. Note that only the `rectangle` and
`circle` shapes are loaded by default. To use other shapes, load the
`shape` library. The `regular polygon` and `star` shapes are only available for PGF >= v 1.18.

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```
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes,snakes}
\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=2]
\tikzstyle{ann} = [draw=none,fill=none,right]
\matrix[nodes={draw, ultra thick, fill=blue!20},
row sep=0.3cm,column sep=0.5cm] {
\node[draw=none,fill=none] {Plain node}; &
\node[rectangle] {Rectangle}; &
\node[circle] {Circle};\\
\node[ellipse] {Ellipse};&
\node[circle split] {Circle \nodepart{lower} split};&
\node[forbidden sign,text width=4em, text centered]
{Forbidden sign};\\
\node[diamond] {Diamond};&
\node[cross out] {Cross out};&
\node[strike out] {Strike out};\\
\node[regular polygon,regular polygon sides=5] {$n=5$};&
\node[regular polygon,regular polygon sides=7] {$n=7$};&
\node[regular polygon,regular polygon sides=9] {$n=9$};&
\node[ann]{Regular polygon};\\
\node[star,star points=4] {$p=4$};&
\node[star,star points=7,star point ratio=0.8] {$p=7$};&
\node[star,star points=10] {$p=9$};&
\node[ann]{Star};\\
};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```

## Comments

how can i set the rim of a circle?

How would I modify "\node[ellipse] {Ellipse};" if I wanted to specify the two radii?

@James: You have to use the

`minimum width`

and`minimum height`

options like this:It's posible split \nodepart{lower} verticaly in splic circle?

For examlple http://www.iguru.eu/skola/critical_path.png

Thank for you answer Michal.

Hello Sir or Miss: I want to plot flow chart with Tikz.I don't know how to plot parallelogram box,Could you tell me ?

I copied and pasted the code, but I am getting the following error and am not sure what is means.

texify.exe: Permission denied: puzzle.log texify.exe: Data: puzzle.log

The did install the new package Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

I should probably have mentioned that I am using MikTEX

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